With learner motorbike insurance you get the insurance you need while learning to ride a motorbike. It’s a flexible insurance option designed to fit around your schedule and how often you ride.
When you’re learning to ride, don’t worry about long term insurance, find a policy to suit your situation with learner motorcycle insurance.
Get cover from just one day up to one week, so you only pay for when you actually riding and get fully comprehensive cover as standard on every policy for complete peace of mind on the road.
As you start learning to ride a motorbike, you’ll be incredibly keen to get going. Insuring a bike before passing your test is the best way to get that crucial practice before passing each stage of getting your motorbike licence.
You’ll need to do lots of training and pass all your exams before getting your full license. And if you’re using your own motorbike, borrowing one from a friend or family member, and not one that belongs to your riding school, you’ll need learner motorbike insurance.
Motorbikes are hugely popular for many reasons. Not only do more powerful models make for an exhilarating ride, but you can learn to drive those with smaller engines – like mopeds – from the age of 16. That’s a year earlier than the legal limit for driving in a car.
Learning to drive a motorbike is very different to the way you learn to drive a car. That’s because it’s not possible to have someone instructing you and helping you control the vehicle; you’re out there on their own.
Before you can ride a motorbike, you’ll need a provisional driving license with motorcycle entitlement. You then need to complete a compulsory basic training course (CBT) at a riding school.
After that, you’ll be free to ride your motorbike out on the roads with L-plates – though there are some exclusions subject to your age and engine size, and you can’t go on motorways. You can only remove the L-plates once you pass your full, practical test.
After completing your CBT, but before passing your full test, you’ll need to get learner motorcycle insurance.
If you’re keen to pass as quickly as possible, you’ll be a learner for a few days or weeks at most, so it makes a lot of sense to take out a temporary policy for the time being. You can put a more permanent arrangement in place once you pass and are likely to be quoted lower premiums at that point.
With our short term cover, you can choose from flexible options like one day motorbike insurance and one week motorbike insurance. These give you the freedom you need to get vital on-road experience before your test.
Here are many benefits to enjoy when you opt for learner rider insurance. You can look forward to:
As with any type of motoring insurance, there are lots of different factors that insurers look at, before deciding on a premium that’s right and fair for you. This is no different with temporary motorbike insurance, whether you’ve passed your test or not.
With biking, the type and power of the model you’ll drive will play a large part. But lots of other factors will be considered too, including:
Getting learner motorbike insurance is incredibly simple and straightforward and takes just a couple of minutes. We know you’d rather be honing your skills on the road than rushing around trying to find the right cover for your bike, so follow these 3 simple steps to get your temporary learner motorcycle insurance.
Enter a few details about yourself and the bike you want to ride
Confirm you’re happy with the price and details of your policy
Pay for your policy and get your documents emailed instantly
No – Unfortunately, if you want insure a motorcycle you will need to have at least a provisional licence and have completed your compulsory basic training (CBT). Once you have a provisional licence and CBT, you could insure your motorbike temporarily with Tempcover or look for a long term option.
If you don’t have a licence and own a bike that you don’t plan to use, you could declare it SORN so that the DVLA know it is off the road. If you do declare your bike SORN then it is not insured and you should only apply for insurance once you have your provisional licence and plan to use the bike again.
Yes, even if you haven’t completed your CBT, you will still need to have bike insurance.
You don’t need to have passed your CBT to ride a motorcycle, however, you will be restricted to mopeds up to 50cc.
Whatever type of bike you ride, you must ensure that it is insured when riding on the road. Failure to insure a bike before or after you complete your CBT will result in a range of penalties including fines, penalty points, and even bans.
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